SAMA extends invitations for photography exhibit

The Southern Alleghenies Museum (SAMA) of Art is accepting submissions of work for possible inclusion in the museum’s Donald M. Robinson Photography Biennial 2020.

The exhibition will take place from April 17 through June 6. It’s an opportunity for artists to be recognized for their work. Cash awards will include a top prize of $2,000 for best of show, together with a $1,500 first place, a $1,000 second place award and a $500 third place award. A reception will be held at the Loretto Museum with awards announced that evening. An exhibition catalogue will also be published.

Contact Jessica Campell, Site & Education Coordinator, at jcampbell@sama-art.org or by phone at 472-3922 to request an application form. Artists should submit the form, plus a compact disc with JPEG images of up to three works exemplifying his or her current style or email the form and images to loretto@sama-art.org.

Work should be relatively recent (within the last year) and should not have been exhibited at previous SAMA Biennials or the annual exhibitions of the Allied Artists of Johnstown, Art in Common, or the Southwestern Pennsylvania Council for the Arts. If the work is not owned by the artist, permission must be secured from the owner in the event it is chosen for exhibition. There should be one CD image per submitted piece.This material, and a $25 application fee, must be received by Jan. 22.

Artists can pay this fee by going to sama-art.org, then under “Join SAMA” select “Make a Donation.” Once on that page select the “Donate” button to be redirected to process the $25 registration fee. Please indicate the retail value of your work on the enclosed application. This value will be the listed price if the work is for sale and will also be used as the insurance value for your work. You will be notified in February.

Artists whose work has been selected will deliver and pick up their work at SAMA Loretto during a designated timeframe. Specific dates and further details will be announced later.


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